Motorcycle Insurance Information
Make sure you're covered on the open road. We cover your motorcycle and accessories. We can also provide you with lower rates if you combine your motorcycle policy with an auto policy through Allstate .
Some Features of our Policies
Accidents happen-we understand. And we'll prove it to you by forgiving your first accident and not raising your motorcycle insurance premium.
To use this feature, four things need to happen:
- It has to be the only accident in 48 months where you were at fault-on any motorcycle.
- Your motorcycle insurance policy needs to be at least 48 months old.
- Both the bike and the driver have to be covered when the accident happens.
- The covered driver can't be charged with any major traffic violation related to the accident.
Optional or Added Equipment
You spend thousands getting your bike perfect—a sweet custom seat, crash bars, a windshield, whatever. What happens if it gets stolen or totaled? Your motorcycle insurance policy automatically comes with $1,000 of coverage on after-market upgrades. And you can buy extra coverage that raises the limit up to $30,000.
Towing & Labor Costs
If your bike breaks down or you're in an accident, don't worry about the cost of getting it home or to the shop. This feature typically reimburses you for the costs of towing and the related labor. Policies for Harley-Davidson, Touring and Touring Sport include this coverage automatically. You can also buy the coverage for other types of bikes.
Lease/Loan Gap Coverage
Having your bike get totaled or stolen is bad enough. What happens if you're still paying for it through a lease or loan? If you've got Lease/Loan Gap Coverage, we will usually pay the difference between your motorcycle and the balance of your loan or lease. To get this coverage, you need to have Comprehensive and Collision Coverages on the same policy.
If your bike gets stolen or has to spend time in the shop, this feature usually helps cover the cost of a rental. You can typically take advantage of this coverage only if you've made a claim for Collision or Comprehensive Coverage.
Why do you need insurance for your motorcycle?
You'll enjoy being out on the open road even more when you're not worried about the safety of yourself, your passengers or your investment. Here are a few things to consider:
- If you're in an accident or your motorcycle is stolen, it costs money, often a lot of money, to fix or replace it.
- If you or a passenger is injured in an accident, medical costs can be extremely expensive.
- If your motorcycle is responsible for damage or injury to others, you may be sued for much more than you're worth.
- Your motorcycle may be one of your most prized possessions. It deserves special protection.
Things to consider and questions to ask your agent
Your Independent Agent is an advocate for finding insurance that meets your specific needs. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare for the discussion:
- How much can I afford to pay if my motorcycle is in an accident, damaged or stolen? (Ask your agent what your cost savings would be if you raised your deductible.)
- What discounts and programs are available? (Ask about discounts for taking safety classes or having multiple policies. You may also save money if your motorcycle is stored in a garage or if you belong to a motorcycle association.)
- How much medical and liability coverage should I have?
- Does the insurance company have a good reputation for customer service? Is it known for paying claims fairly and promptly?
- What's the process for filing and settling a claim?
Tips for the cost-conscious rider
Many factors can play a role in determining what your insurance costs will be such as your age, your driving record, where you live and the type of motorcycle you own, or being a graduate of a rider-training course.
- Many companies offer discounts from 10 to 15 percent on motorcycle insurance for graduates of training courses, such as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider course. Riders under the age of 25, usually considered a higher risk, may see some savings by taking this course. It's also a good idea for cyclists who have already had accidents.
- Maintaining a good driving record with no violations will also help reduce your premiums.
- In many northern states, riders may save money by buying a "lay-up" policy. With a lay-up policy, all coverage except comprehensive is suspended during winter months.
- Find out what discounts your insurance representative offers. Multibike discounts for those insuring more than one bike, organization discounts, if you're a member of a motorcycle association, and mature rider discounts for experienced riders, are just a few possibilities. Discounts can range anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on the company and your state. Availability and qualifications for discounts vary from company to company and state to state.
- Keep in mind that the type, style (such as a sports bike vs. a cruiser) and age of the motorcycle, as well as the number of miles you drive a year and where you store your bike may also affect how much you pay for your premium.
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